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“HOW ITALIANS BECAME WHITE,”

Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo

 Why did NYS Governor Cuomo use the “N” word last week?

He said that he was referencing a NY Times story.   I read the Brent Staples 10/13 opinion piece, “HOW ITALIANS BECAME WHITE,” which may be bothersome to some.  Staples related a narrative about Italian immigrants in Louisiana who were lynched in the late 19th century and the origins of an American myth and Christopher Columbus as a consequence of that lynching.  

Now you should listen to the tapes of the Gov.’s comments to fully understand why he found it necessary to use the “N” word.